Skip to main content

Brad Michael Micklin

Family Attorney at Nutley, NJ

4.5   44 reviews

also known as Brad Micklin, Esq.


Licensed for 26 years

About Brad

Learn Brad’s areas of practice.

EMPOWERING MEN IN DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW ISSUES

Brad M. Micklin's approach and experience has led him to be an award winning attorney having  received numerous awards and accolades.  Brad recently received an award from the American Institute of Family Lawyers as one of the 2015 Top Ten Best Lawyers in the area of client satisfaction. Brad was published as a "Top Lawyer in New Jersey" in 2014 by the Legal Network for having the highest ethical standards and professional excellence.  Brad was the recipient of the Martindale Hubble "Client Distinction Award" for excellence in quality of service in 2013 and 2014.  He also received Avvo's "Excellent Rated Attorney" for excellent professional conduct and experience three years in a row: 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Brad M. Micklin, Esq. is an attorney concentrated in family law, divorce, and child custody matters for men and fathers. He has been in practice for over 22 years and is licensed to practice law in New Jersey. He has represented clients in all facets of family law litigation including divorces, custody battles, domestic violence trials, D.Y.F.S. custody cases, name changes, child support matters and appeals in both state and federal courts. Additionally, Mr. Micklin has extensive background and experience in civil and probate litigation including commercial practice and litigation, corporate and limited liability company formation, bankruptcy matters, mediation and arbitration. He has also represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service. He has handled income tax audits, offers in compromise, tax abatement and elimination applications and many other income-tax based appeals. 

Photos and videos

View more
Licensed for 26 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/04/2022
State PA
Status Retired
Acquired 1997
Updated 12/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Brad

The Micklin Law Group
187 Washington Avenue
Suite 2F
Nutley, NJ, 071102704
The Micklin Law Group
28 Valley Road
Suite 1
Montclair, NJ, 07042
The Micklin Law Group
Park 80 West 250 Pehle Avenue, Suite 200
Saddle Brook, NJ, 07663
Hide locations

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  44 customer reviews
5 Star
 
89%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
11%
Posted by Felix | January 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Brad and his immediate staff are very professional. He took the case with very little preparation; demonstrated extensive knowledge regarding child custody and argued effectively. We were Extremely satisfied with his performance and Carmen's level of professionalism is superb!
Posted by Kathy | August 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Child support
I can't say enough about Brad at the Micklin Law Group. He was very helpful. Upfront and honest, cut right to the chase. I was given his opinion on what I needed to do and sent me in the right direction. Would . recommend
Posted by Tiffany | December 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody and Support
Words can’t do justice to Brad Micklin and his team. My consultation was with Brad. I didn’t feel rushed, I didn’t feel pressured, I felt comfortable and most of all I felt like I had someone on my side for my daughters best interest. I worked with Rachel Isaacs as well and she was great. Everyone that I had any interaction with was very courteous and respectful. Everyone was knowledgeable and helped me through this difficult time. Brad made himself available to me at all hours. His wife Carmen is absolutely amazing and was extremely emotionally supportive. I appreciate everything that they have done for me and even now continuing to help me with the ongoing issues that come up with my daughters father. If I ever need a lawyer again, I will definitely use them!
Read less
Posted by Bob | January 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job Brad, Richard and entire team
Thank you for all your hard work. With all the ups and downs that go with divorce and changing divorce agreements, your team was upfront about potential outcomes. I am pleased that I took your advice and went ahead wth it. My sincere thanks your firm was knowledable and your motion was spot on. Sincere Thanks Bob H
Posted by Robert | January 23, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Robert Waite
I went in to see Brad for help with a probate case. Carmen his Assistant went out of her way on multi phone calls with me to give me directions to get to their office due to my GPS failing. When I arrived I was treated like a V.I,P. being offered amenities and excellent customer service, I was extremely impressed. Upon my meeting with Brad he informed me that due to the jurisdiction of my case he would be unable to take me on. Brad then took his time to give as much legal information as he was able. I had been unable to get paper work to him prior to the consult, Brad explained that if I had, he could have save me the trip. He then apologized and continued to go out of his way to answer all my questions. Then at the end of the consultation he called Carmen over the intercom and asked that she refund my consultation fee !!.. Micklin Law Group is First Class... Absolutely First Class.
Read less
Posted by Spiro | June 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Focused Attorney who understands the Marching orders
Brad and his team listen attentively and focus on yielding the end result. We review risk assessment and proceed with what the best odds can produce. In literally the dozens of cases we've had, we have achieved our goals or close to it.
Response from Brad Micklin July 11, 2017
It has been a pleasure representing you and your wife. I know you've had a long haul with the other party and multiple court appearances but I hope that we have accomplished what you needed and put most of the issues to rest. I hope you, your wife and your new baby have a great future.
Posted by Michael | June 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent trial attorney-- Restraining order
Mr. Micklin is an excellent trial attorney, and advised me in my best interests from day one. It was a breathe of fresh air, after having met with several other attorneys that seemed to be in it strictly for the money. Brad took a personal interest in my case and I felt fully protected throughout the entire case.
Response from Brad Micklin July 11, 2017
Michael, it was a pleasure representing you at trial. I'm glad we were able to obtain a favorable outcome, show the weaknesses of her case at cross examination but still maintain, to some extent, your relationship with your potential future ex wife. I wish you the best in your future and let me know if I can be of any assistance.
Read less
Posted by Gianni | May 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professionalism, Reliability and Focus
I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Micklin and his colleagues for a number of years by now and I continue to be impressed with their professionalism and attention to detail across cases. This is a very reputable firm and the managing partner/owner, Mr. Micklin, is very well-versed in family and divorce law, including estate planning and related matters. The associates and staff are hardworking and attentive, and very nice people, overall. I always look forward to working with this firm and I know a number of very satisfied people who have retained them. Solid firm...
Read less
Response from Brad Micklin July 14, 2017
Gianni, it was a pleasure representing you and your wife. I am glad that we were able to obtain favorable outcomes for you and to hopefully put some of your problems to an end. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you and your family in the future.
Posted by Linda | March 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney with Heart!!!!
Mr. Micklin and the entire Micklin law group are exceptional! They are kind, caring and professional. They helped me with a situation pertaining to my divorce that needed to be rectified. This is truly and attorney that cares about what his clients are going through. Divorce and divorce related issues can be very over-welming and they make sure you are informed and made aware of every step. They went beyond to help me in the situation that I was in. I will always be great-full for their help . My only regret is that he was not my attorney for my actual divorce. I would highly recommend the Micklin Law Group.
Read less
Response from Brad Micklin July 14, 2017
Linda, I am glad that you were pleased with the service of my firm. I know that divorces are exceptionally difficult no matter the issues and I'm glad that we were able to help you through yours. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you in the future.
Posted by Anshu | January 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer and Services
Mr. Micklin and his staff handled my case promptly and professionally in order to ensure smooth process throughout my Divorce. It was great experience working together with Mr. Micklin, Mr. Richard, Ms. Rachel and their staff. I would recommend anyone who seeks help in family matters to consult Mr. Micklin.
Response from Brad Micklin July 14, 2017
Anshu, I am glad that you were pleased with the way your divorce was handled by me and my associates. I certainly hope you have been free of any post judgement issues and wish you the best of luck in your new future.
Posted by Olga | September 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best Laywer I hired MR. Micklin
He have knowledge and compassion ,both together makes a big part on a difficult time I'm experiencing,Mr. Micklin and he's staff are people with respect and knowledge towards others,Thank You GOD BLESS
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great experience
My divorce situation was a bit complex in terms of residency and marriage. But he was more than willing to hear me out and gave me immediate comfort in terms of how the situation would get resolved. In addition he makes himself accessible via emails and constantly provides knowledge and resources via his email updates.
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive and Prompt
I have been a client of Mr. Micklin in the past for many other items but in this instance, my mother was diagnosed with a terminal illness and had a stroke as well within the matter of 8 days. Due to the extreme complex nature of her estate, I was in immediate need of having her will drafted and I will say, Bard and Rachel immediately reacted and had it all ready for me ASAP. The thing is that these people are not just sensitive to your needs but the situational part of your needs as well. The REALLY LISTEN and REACT accordingly. Probably could have just gone to a simple Notary or get something of the internet but I wasn't going to leave my mothers estate to Chance...... As usual, when I want something done right its just smarter to go to Brad and his team. Speacial thanks to Rachel on this.
Read less
Posted by Mary | April 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Decent individual
Mr. Micklin was a court appointed attorney who represented my family in Surrogate court. He was considerate, responsive and conscientious and I would highly recommend him in the future.
Posted by John | December 21, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Divorce Services
As A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, it is not uncommon for a client to request help choosing a divorce attorney. The reasons range from them not being happy with their current attorney to simply not knowing where to turn during these emotional times. Brad has always come to the rescue, from taking over a mishandled situation to providing legal guidance with a new situation. Brad and his team are professional and responsive to all who hires him. I have and will continue to recommend his firm. John P. Cito, CDFA
Read less
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer!
I highly recommend Mr.Micklin for all your family law needs. He has recently represented me in a slew of court cases dealing with many issues my child's father has caused. His confidence was extremely reassuring as I was 7-9 months pregnant during this ordeal. He took great attention to every detail of our case and I am extremely happy with our results. He has made this whole nightmare seem a little bit easier. I am extremely Grateful for his service and would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for an attentive, smart and extremely knowledgable lawyer.
Read less
Posted by SpiroFrangos | November 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Authentic, Genuine and results oriented
My wife and I recently retained Mr. Micklin due to a threat of domestic violence issues as well as for family court matters. I do not care to list the details as they are of a personal nature, but I want to point out that there was so many details and I want to take a moment to point out how well they were cared for, crafted and more so handled. Mr. Micklin and his entire team handled my wife, her case, the details, and everything involved with the utmost level of Professionalism and detail. And not just one or 2 or 3 different people..... Literally anyone who works there is quite impressive. In their appearance, demeanor and their genuine and authentic willingness to satisfy us. Frankly, as much as I respect Mr. Micklin as an attorney & as an utmost professional, I respect him even more so as a person. He is truly as good a person, as he is a professional attorney and this is evident in the people who work & represent him. Their Can-Do attitudes, courtesy and dedication to my wife and her case is as professionally handled as I could've expected. Needless to say, this great care & handling of the incredible amount of details, along with his willingness to fight and challenge anything and everything during the hearings and trial(s) translated into a landslide victory for us. There is plenty of fight in the attorney and as someone who has an attorney for everything, (i.e. Real Estate, Business, Tax, Family, etc) I'm not easily impressed. Truly impressed and grateful for the work and I thought it was important to take a moment to show and express our gratitude for the fine work completed. We will continue to use Mr. Micklin and his team regarding these matters from here on in.
Read less
Posted by TYRONE | September 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
New Chapter
It is my honor to speak about an Attorney that aided in reshaping the newest chapter of my life. Brad was very knowledgable and attainable during my divorce proceedings. He provided the calm in the midst of the storm I was not prepared to face. And years later after I was remarried there were strongholds that attempted to once again pose a threat, but Brad once again prepared a case that helped me to overcome the adversity and continue to engage in a healthy relationship with all parties involved. He presented facts in a way that resolved the issues oppose to generating bad blood that could have continued way pass litigation. For that I am humbly greatful for your services. Be well my new friend. Hope to never need you again but like insurance it's good to know I have you.
Read less
Posted by David | September 23, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Create a Level Playing field, or get buried!
I participated in some in person group sessions with Brad and attended one of his webinars. While this was after my divorce was final, it was relevant to hear a different approach. During my divorce, as an accountant, we provided 100% accurate and honest information, while my wife was on the attack with false accusations and twisted facts that made it impossible. My attorneys advised to stay the course and honesty would win out. Brad advised different that I needed to fight fire with fire, stop being nice and accommodating and get on the same level as the other side, so they could relate. Unfortunately, I met Brad too late for me.
Read less
Posted by dean | March 30, 2015
The Most Passionate Lawyer you will ever hire.
For the past 5 months Mr. Brad handled a complicated FRO case for me in Union County Supreme court involving child custody, international relocation, and criminal allegations made by my soon to be ex-wife. Today he successfully resolved it by obtaining a dismissal of the restraining order filed against me. Why he is the best family lawyer you can hire: Dedication: This man answers you at 1 am, 5 am, saturday, sunday, christmas.... you get the point... Meticulous: His attention to detail and presence of mind in court is unmatched. (I have seen numerous other lawyers in court in these past 5 months) Knowledgeable: He has a full, 360 degree grasp of family court law. There is nothing that he does not know in family matters. There were instances where he corrected the judges and they commended him for it. Articulation: Let me put it really simple. He knows when to argue and when to be humble. The judges love this quality and respect it. Passion: He treated my case as if it was his. When I went to him seeking an Order to Cause to stop my wife from absconding internationally with my child, his associate Rachel acted immediately and successfully stopped them from leaving and had the passport confiscated that same evening. (Mind you, his associate is as good as him in this category and so is his entire staff) These people get things done in minutes, not days or weeks. Patience: From start to finish, my dad and I have asked him 126 questions with permutations. Do the math, he answered all of it without ever loosing his cool. Cost: Can you set a price on your child? I have my daughter today because of his passion and dedication. No matter what you do in life, do it with passion.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Pro Bono Representation
  • Partners for Women and Justice
  • 2008 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • The Micklin Law Group
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney Member
  • Trial Inn of Court
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Safe House Domestic Violence Shelter
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Attorney Member
  • Bankruptcy Inn of Court
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Associate
  • David Kessler & Associates, LLC
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Law Secretary
  • Superior Court of New Jersey
  • 1997 - 1998
View all work experience

Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Temple University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Alimony modification
  • The ex-wife was required to raise the fact that she intended to seek an increase in alimony but was forced to concede that she had no medical information to support the claim.
  • Custody battle
  • Our application was granted. The client received joint legal custody and extended parenting time.
  • Emergency relocation
  • The judge entered an order the same day that we met with the client and prohibited the mother from moving to Florida with their child.

Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers of America
  • Honorary Chairman
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Bergen County Social Services Organization
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2001 - 2002
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 2022 Nutley Best Award
  • City's Best Awards
  • 2022
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Jersey City
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • 10 Best 2020 Attorney Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2020
  • New Jersey's Best Lawyer for Families
  • New Jersey Family Magazine
  • 2020
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Jersey City
  • Expertise
  • 2019
  • Client Champion- Platinum/ 2018
  • Martindale Hubble
  • 2018
  • AVVO.com
  • 2015 Excellent Rated Attorney
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer, Honorable Member
  • Trademark Who's Who
  • 2017
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Premier 100 Designation
  • American Academny of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 2015 Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer in New Jersey
  • The Legal Network
  • 2014
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014
  • 2014 Excellent Rated Attorney
  • AVVO.com
  • 2014
  • 2014 Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale Hubble
  • 2014
  • 2013 Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale Hubble
  • 2013
  • 2013 Excellent Rated Attorney
  • AVVO.com
  • 2013
  • 2012 Excellent Rated Attorney
  • AVVO.com
  • 2012
  • New Jersey's Network of Distinguished Attorneys
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • N/A
View all awards

Attorney endorsements

Received (101)
Given (335)
Endorse Brad
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as an excellent attorney"
Family Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Micklin is an award winning attorney having received numerous awards and accolades. For those reasons I believe he is an asset that has been recognized in his community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Micklin is a valuable asset on Avvo and to his clients. He has an excellent rating and dedicates himself to being the best. Family law is not easy, and he is up for the task!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He provides thorough advice on Avvo."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brad is a tough but fair adversary. His office staff is top notch and responsive. We had a difficult case and throughout the process we worked together for an agreement that both Parties understood was fair. I heartily recommend Brad as a divorce attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brad is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Micklin is highly regarded in his field."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a New York and New Jersey business bankruptcy and litigation attorney, I recommend Brad Micklin without hesitation to clients in need of his services. . Brad is a high-caliber family law and estates attorney, well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Micklin. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Brad was aggressive yet professional. I look forward to working with him again."
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As an attorney, Brad is very highly regarded. He works hard, is intelligent and truly fights for his clients. He understands the needs of his clients and knows his way around a courtroom. He treats his clients with respect, and not a number. I would certainly recommend this attorney."
Family Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Micklin's track record of accomplishments speaks volumes about his dedication to his clients and his skill as an attorney."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Micklin without reservation. Years of sharing the Avvo boards with him has allowed me to view both his extensive knowledge of family law as well as the zealous nature of his advocacy on behalf of his clients."
View more endorsements